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UPDATED: State and national construction industry outlook to be released January 1/10

Forecasts to Include Predictions for Construction Industry Hiring, Layoffs, Workforce Shortages and Business Activity for 2017

On Tuesday, January 10 at 1:00 p.m. EST, the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage will release their national and state* construction hiring and business forecasts for 2017 during a media conference call at (800) 874-4559 (verbal pass code TURM25524). The forecasts, which are based on a comprehensive survey of construction firms nationwide, will include predictions of the scope of construction hiring, layoffs and labor market conditions.

During the call, the association’s chief executive officer Stephen Sandherr and chief economist Kenneth Simonson will release the forecasts and explain their significance for broader economic and employment growth for this year. Sage V.P. and General Manager Jon Witty will discuss the survey’s information-technology findings. They will also outline steps the new Congress and Administration should take to help support continued construction growth in 2017. Construction contractors also will be on the call to answer questions about their companies’ hiring, purchasing and business prospects for 2017.

WHO: Stephen Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.
Kenneth Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.
Jon Witty, Vice President and General Manager, Sage Construction and Real Estate, Washington, D.C.
Construction Contractors

WHAT: Release of 2017 national and state* construction hiring & business forecasts

WHEN: 1:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday, January 10, 2016

WHERE: Toll-Free Call-in Number: 1 (800) 874-4559
(Canadian Toll Free 1 (800) 696-0876)
Verbal Pass code (to be given to the operator): TURM25524

CONTACT: Brian Turmail, (703) 459-0238 or turmailb@agc.org.

*State data available for Ala., Calif., Colo., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mo., Nev., N.C., N.Y., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Penn., Tenn., Texas, Utah, Va., Wash. and Wis.

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